Since the beginning of 2009, the UABCEI project titled "Una aposta pel coneixement i la innovació" ("A Commitment to Knowledge and Innovation") has been framed to be closely linked to the university's strategic plan, with which it jointly addresses three significant challenges facing the institution over the coming years:
Over this time, the CEI programme has been a stimulus for a great number of activities that mark the tempo in the transformational process of the UABCEI campus. Beyond carrying out these activities, it has also contributed to generating transformational policies, to fostering multi-institutional projects framed within strategic networking, with new cluster and alliance models, and to initiating a profound reflection into developing of ecosystems of knowledge and innovation.
The evolution of the UAB-CEI campus d'excel·lència programme has led us to the concept of EsferaUAB-CEI, which can be interpreted as a partnership in which the university has taken on a central role and has stimulated the search for synergies, the optimisation of resources and, in short, the exploration for new frameworks of collaboration.
It cannot be doubted that changes taking place at a global level, essentially in socioeconomic models, are determining new scenarios to which the university must adapt and prepare itself in order to play a fundamental role in such contexts, following the proposals set out by te European Commission and Horizon2020.
"UAB-CIE: Promoting Knowledge, encouraging innovation" (2009)